Explorer Program

Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Savage Police Department have partnered to offer a Police Explorer program/post designed to give young people an opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.

The Explorer Program is a volunteer youth program designed for motivated and service-orientated young men and women who have an interest in the law enforcement field.  Explorers attend weekly meetings where they receive training in all avenues of law enforcement.  The program provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership and teamwork skills and make a difference in their community.

Explorer Post #378 is open to residents of Scott County and surrounding communities (on a space-available basis) at no cost.  Participants must be between the ages of 14 to 18 years old, hold a 2.0+ GPA, possess good moral character, pass a criminal background check and attend weekly meetings.

Candidates must submit an application and complete an oral interview.

To learn more about Police Explorers or to apply, contact one of the advisors: Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Mackenzie Smith ([email protected], 952-496-8915) or Savage Police Officer Kris Flaten ([email protected], 952-882-2600).


Exploring, which originated as part of the Boy Scouts in 1935, includes hands-on programs that provide young adults an opportunity to explore a specific career.

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